Black Oak Trees
- Latin Name- Quercus Kelloggii Hardy Planting Zone-3-8 Mature Height- 70-80 ft Width-40-50 ft Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun
Black Oak Tree- Quercus kelloggii
Black Oak can be known for its gray bark that becomes darker and darker until it has black as ages. This tree grows best in moist soils. The Black Oak starts creating acorns at age two. This tree can be three feet per year. This tree is fantastic and produces large leaves that help provide lots of shade during the spring and summer. They can grow to become seventy to eighty feet tall when fully mature and look amazing. During the autumn the foliage changes to a golden in color and provide lots of bright colors. They grow best because they can adapt well to all different types of soil conditions. They bloom during the spring and early part of summer. They produce huge canopies, so they need lots of room to grow and mature into healthy and beautiful trees. This tree is fantastic for the wildlife that it brings in. The squirrels love playing in the long branches of this tree and also like to dine on the acorns that it produces. It is also great to attract a wide variety of birds to an area. These trees are robust and can withstand lots of harsh weather conditions. They make an outstanding addition to all lawns and landscapes and bring lots of vivid color to all areas where they are planted.The Black Oak tree is large, and it grows to reach above 100 feet in height. It has a thick and dark bark. The bark has deep furrows and irregular ridges. The tree thrives in uplands, slopes, and hills that are dry. Its leaves are dull, broad and flat. They are leathery and thick, and the lobes widen toward the tip. It produces nuts that have a short stalk and a cup that lacks a fringe. The nuts are usually light brown. The tree can tolerate low-intensity forest fires. Therefore, it can survive in tall grass.